Canadian Medical School Profiles
Application and admissions criteria for 14 Canadian medical schools including: regular applicant profile and enrollment, strengths and special programs, tuition, and expenses.
|Dalhousie U||Not Available||110||24† (8 on each Section)||3.3†||$17,430.00||Aug 15||Not Available|
|McGill U||618||187||30||No Minimum||$4,500.70†††||Mar 1||$143.08|
|McMaster||3548||205||6 on Verbal Reasoning||3.0||$26,416.14||Oct 1||Not Available|
|MUN||500||80||10 on each Section||3.7||$6,250||Sept 16||$75|
|NOSM||1,974||64||Not Required||3.0||$19,275||Oct 1||Not Available|
|Queen's U||Not Available||100||Not Available||Not Available||$23,210.37||Oct 1||Not Available|
|U of A||1,649||162||7 on each Section*||3.3*||12,044.15||Oct 1||$75**|
|U of C||1,600||170||No Minimum*||3.2*||$15,012||Oct 1||$111|
|U of M||1,000||110||7 on each Section||4.0||$8,700||Oct 1||$90|
|U of O||Not Available||165||Not Required||3.0||$22,500||Oct 1||Not Available|
|U of S||800-950||100||26||78%††||$15,530||Oct 15||$125|
|U of T||3,000||259||9 on each Section||3.6||$21,130.00||Oct 1||Not Available|
|UBC||1,920||288||7 on each Section||70% ††††||16,731.29||Sept 15||$111***|
|UWO||2,372||171||32||3.70||$22,929.96||Oct 1||Not Available|
* Minimum GPA listed applies to residents of Alberta; the minimum GPA is higher for all other applicants
** Application fee is $75 for U of A students, and $115 for all others
*** Application fee is $107 for BC residents, and $158 for Out-of-Province applicants
† Minimum MCAT and GPA are lower for Maritime students than for Non-Maritime students
†† Minimum GPA required is 3.5 for residents of Saskatchewan, and 3.7 for all other applicants
††† McGill tuition is $5,058.20 for residents of Quebec, $13,668.90 for Out-of-Province Canadian residents, and $37,938.60 for international students
†††† Minimum GPA of 70% for BC residents, and 80% for out-of-province applicants
Admissions Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
Room C-124, CRC Building
5849 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Tel: (902) 494-1874 fax: (902) 494-6369
www.medicine.dal.ca | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||August 15 for Online Application [must be submitted on or before the date at 12:00 midnight].
August 15 for Transcripts Submissions and MCAT scores [Transcripts must be recieved on or before this date. Last sitting for MCAT must be no later then August 7].
|First-Year Class Size:||Approximately 110 students enroll each year in the four-year MD program.|
|Tuition:||$17,430.00 [tuition plus instrumental costs]|
|Admissions:||Four-year Bachelor's degree strongly preferred [though three-year degrees will be considered], personal essay, letters of reference, and an interview.
Average GPA: 3.8
Maritime students: minimum GPA of 3.3 in each of last two consecutive years of full-time study.
Non-Martime Students: minimum GPA of 3.7 in each of last two years of full-time study.
Average MCAT: 29
Maritime students: minimum total score of 24 is required, and applicant must score at least 8 in each of the sections [although a score of 7 may be permitted in one category if compensated with higher score in another section].
Non –Maritime Students: minimum total score of 30 is required, and applicant must score at least 10 in each of the sections [although a score of 9 may be permitted in one category if compensated with higher score in another section].
*Dalhousie designates as Maritime any residents or students from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
|Prerequisite Courses:||No specific course requirements, though it is recommended that all applicants have taken courses in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at a challenging level.|
Office of Admissions, Equity & Diversity
Faculty of Medicine
1210 - 1010 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, QC H3A 2R7
Tel: (514) 398-1458 fax: (514) 398-4631
www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/ | Email: email@example.com
|Application Deadline:||March 1 [$143.08 application fee]
MCAT results dating more than five years from the relevant application deadline will not be considered.
|First-Year Class Size:||187 (169 Quebec residents) [618 applicants]|
|Tuition:||$4,500.70 [Quebec residents], $4500.70 [Out-of-Province Applicants], $27,163.34 [International residents]|
|Admissions:||Four-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, Personal Narrative with Abstract, two-page curriculum vitae, three referee reports, proof of citizenship and/or residency, and Multiple Mini Interviews.
Average GPA: 3.84 [Average science prerequisite GPA is also 3.84]
Average MCAT: 33 [11.76 in Biology, 11.39 in Physics, and 9.95 in Verbal Reasoning]
Minimum MCAT: 30, with no scientific sectional score below 9 and no Verbal Reasoning score less than 8.
If you are an applicant in the Quebec University (including Quebec Non-Traditional Pathway), Quebec First Nations and Inuit, or Out of Province Canadian University categories and your degree for the basis of admission is from a Canadian university, you are not required to write the MCAT. For such applicants, submission of MCAT results is optional.
If you are an applicant in the above-mentioned categories but your degree for the basis of admission is from a non-Canadian university, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory.
If you are an applicant in the International University category, you are required to write the MCAT; submission of all MCAT results is compulsory.
Applicants in the Quebec CEGEP category (for entry to Med-P program) are exempt from the MCAT.
|Prerequisite Courses:||A minimum of 6 semester hours of introductory coursework with labs, a minimum of 6 semester hours of general (or physical) chemistry coursework with labs, a minumum of 3 semester hours of organic chemistry coursework with labs, a minimum of 6 semester hours of introductory coursework with labs. Though not required, university level courses in Biochemistry, Cell and/or Molecular Biology are strongly recommended. 120-credit degree.|
MD Program Manager, Cathy Oudshoorn
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
1280 Main Street West, MDCL - 3107
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 Canada
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22141 Fax: (905) 546-0349
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||October 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m. EDT. [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
MCAT must have been written within five years prior to application deadline [scores older than five years will not be considered]
|First-Year Class Size:||205 [194 Ontario residents; 10 Out-of-Province Canadian residents, 1 Other]; 3548 applicants|
|Admissions:||Three-year Bachelor's degree, official transcripts, autobiographical submissions, and a Multiple Mini Interview. Applicants must also complete a 90-minute computer-based test called CASPer, which assess interpersonal skills and decision-making abilities. Offers of admission will be conditional upon incoming students completing a Basic Life Support Training for Health Care Providers course after June 1, 2014.
Average GPA: 3.75 [minimum GPA: 3.0]
Average MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 10.58 [McMaster uses only the Verbal Reasoning score in the selection process. A minimum score of 6 on the MCAT Verbal Reasoning is required].
|Prerequisite Courses:||No prerequisite courses, although many successful applicants come from scientific backgrounds.|
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 766-7300 Fax: (807) 766-7370
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Tel: (705) 675-4883 Fax: (705) 675-4858
www.normed.ca | Email: email@example.com
|Application Deadline:||September 15, 2014 (4:30 p.m. ET). Last day to create an OMSAS account.
October 1, 2014 (4:30 p.m. ET). Last day to submit applications.
There are no exceptions. All transcripts and academic documents must be recieved at OMSAS by this date. Applicants should note this is a strict deadline.
|First-Year Class Size:||64 [61 sutdents from Northern Ontario]; 1974 total applicants
[36 assigned to Laurentian Campus and 28 to Lakehead Campus]
|Tuition:||$19,275 [technology fee of $1,100, and university-specific ancillary fees will apply]|
|Admissions:||Four-year Bachelor's degree [mature sutdents may apply with only a three-year degree], admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, and an interview.
Minimum GPA: 3.83 [minimum of 3.00]
MCAT: Not required [will not be considered by selection committee]
|Prerequisite Courses:||No specific courses required, though it is recommended that applicants present in their applications a broad-based undergraduate education. Applicants with majors in science should have completed at least two full course equivalents in the Arts, Social Sciences and/or Humanities, while applicants with majors in Arts, Social Sciences and/or Humanities will be expected to have completed at least two full course equivalents in science within their degree program.|
Undergraduate Medical Education
80 Barrie St Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-3307 Fax: 613-533-3190
http://meds.queensu.ca/ | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
[Last accepted sitting for MCAT is September 12; results for any test written within 5 years of the application submission are valid]
|First-Year Class Size:||100
|Admissions:||Minimum three years of undergraduate study, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, an autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, police check, proof of immunizations, personal information form, proof of Canadian citizenship, and an interview.
Average/Minimum GPA: not published [A cumulative GPA as well as the most recent two full-time years' GPA will be calculated].
Average/Minimum MCAT: not published.
There are no prerequisite or recommended courses.
University of Alberta
MD Undergraduate Admissions
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
1-002 Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
Tel: (780) 492-6769 or (780) 492-9524 fax: (780) 492-9531
http://www.med.ualberta.ca/admissions/md | Email: MDadmissions@ualberta.ca
|Application Deadline:||October 1 [$75 application fee for University of Alberta Students; $125 for all others]
For admission in September 2015/16 or later: scores from the new MCAT exam will only be accepted. MCAT scores from 2014 or earlier will not be accepted.
|First-Year Class Size:||162 [1,649 applicants]|
|Admissions:||Minimum of two full years of university [applicants must be registered in or have completed a degree program], two official transcripts, two letters of reference, a minimum of five descriptions of personal activities, and an interview.
Minimum GPA: for applicants with four or more years of university, the minimum is 3.3 for Alberta residents and 3.5 for non-Alberta residents on the University of Alberta 4.0 scale. For applicants with two or three years of university, the minimum is 3.7.
Average MCAT: 11 in Biological Sciences, 11 in Physical Sciences, 10 in Verbal Reasoning. The Admissions Committee has a minimum requirement of 7 or better in all categories for Alberta applicants and 11 in Verbal Reasoning with 7 or better in Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences for non-Alberta applicants. Scores less than these will not be considered.
|Prerequisite Courses:||Full-year courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, and half-year courses in Biochemistry and Statistics.|
University of British Columbia
MD Undergraduate Admissions
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: (604) 822- 2421 fax: (604) 822-6061
www.med.ubc.ca | Email: email@example.com
September 15, 2014 [for September 2015 Admission].
|First-Year Class Size:||288 [1920 applicants]|
|Admissions:||Minimum of three full years of university (or 90 credits), proof of Canadian citizenship, autobiographical sketch, official transcripts, and an interview.
Average GPA: A / 85.40% [minimum GPA of 70% for BC residents, 85% for out-of-province]
Average MCAT: 11.44 in Biological Sciences, 11.02 in Physical Sciences, and 9.79 in Verbal Reasoning. Applicants with scores less than 7 in any of the Verbal Resoning, Biological & Physical Sciences will be ineligible.
|Prerequisite Courses:||Full-year courses (min. 6 credits) in each of English, General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.|
University of Calgary
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Cumming School of Medicine
G740 - 3330 Hospital Drive, NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
Tel: (403) 220-4262 fax: (403) 210-8148
www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/admissions | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||October 1 [for September 2015 Admission].
For admission in 2015/2016 or later: scores from the new MCAT 2015 exam will only be accepted. MCAT scores from 2014 or earlier will not be accepted.
|First-Year Class Size:||170 [1600+ applications]|
|Admissions:||Minimum of two full years of university, autobiographical essay, extracurricular activities, three letters of reference, and an interview.
Average GPA: 3.2 [Alberta residents] 3.8 [residents outside Alberta]
Average MCAT: 10.80 in Biological Sciences, 10.40 in Physical Sciences, and 10.30 in Verbal Reasoning. Non-Albertan applicants must have a VR score of 11 in order to be eligible to apply. All non-Albertan applicants with a GPA of 3.8 and a VR score of 11 or greater will be sent for file review. Applicants with a VR of less than 11 or GPA <3.8 will not be considered under any circumstances. Albertan applicants are not subject to the VR minimum.
|Prerequisite Courses:||We recommend, but do not require, that applicants complete a full year of each of: biology, chemistry, physics, English, organic chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as a semester of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and either calculus or statistics as preparation for the MD program. Applicants will find these courses helpful as preparation for the MCAT.|
University of Manitoba
Admissions, Faculty of Medicine
260 Brodie Centre - 727 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5
Tel: (204) 789-3557 fax: (204) 272-3169
www.umanitoba.ca/medicine | Email: email@example.com
|Application Deadline:||October 1- Final deadline to submit completed application and application fee including supplemental documents [Application fee is $90]
November 1 - all transcripts must be recieved.
|First-Year Class Size:||110 [approximately 90% Manitoba residents, 10% other applicants]
Each year, we recieve over 1000 applications.
|Tuition:||Approximately $8700 plus $4000 for books and supplies.|
Bachelor's degree completed no later than June 30, 2015 from a university recognized by the University of Manitoba.
|Prerequisite Courses:||For applicants with general (three-year) degrees, 18 credit hours in Social Sciences/ humanities coures must have been completed; applicants with four-year degrees may waive up to 12 of these hours. All applicants with four-year degrees may waive up to 12 of these hours. All applicants must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in Biochemistry at the university level with a minimum grade of C no later than June 27, 2014. All first year sutdents must possess certicification in Basic Life Support CPR. Recommended courses include Life Sciences, particularly Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology, and Genetics.|
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Admissions Office, Faculty of Medicine
Room 1751, Health Sciences Centre
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL Canada A1B 3V6
Tel: (709) 777-6615 fax: (709) 777-8422
www.med.mun.ca/medicine/home.aspx | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||September 16, 2014: Application submission and supporting documents deadline for August 2015.
October 15, 2014: All other applicants must release their scores to CaRMS via MCAT Test History (THx) System by this date.
Note: Applicants are required to pay an application processing fee of $75 to Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as an application service fee of $151.50 (plus applicable taxes) to CaRMS at the time of application.
|First-Year Class Size:||
80 [57 Newfoundland (3 Aboriginal), 4 Prince Edward Island, 10 New Brunswick, 5 non-Maritime residents, 1 yukon] – 500 applicants
Student spaces reserved for:
$6,250 [Canadian citizens], $30,000 [International Students]
The admission requirements are a bachelor's degree, including the prerequisite subjects of 6 credit hours in English at a recognized university or university college before admission.
Average GPA: 3.7
|Prerequisite Courses:||Six credit hours in English at a recognized university or university-college.|
University of Ottawa
Admissions - Faculty of Medicine
451 Smyth Rd, Room 2046
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5409 Fax: 613-562-5651
www.medicine.uottawa.ca | Email: email@example.com
|Application Deadline:||October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]
[These deadlines are both for the OMSAS application; the University of Ottawa does not set its own deadlines as applicants are directed to provide the OMSAS with all supporting documentation]
|First-Year Class Size:||165
|Admissions:||Three-year Bachelor's degree, admission questionnaire, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, police check, proof of immunizations, a detailed autobiographical sketch, and an interview. Candidates must have proficiency in oral and written forms of English and French, for the language of application.
Minimum GPA: 3.0 [on a scale of four]. WPFA is applied to three most recent years.
MCAT: Not required. Accordingly, the applicant's academic records will be scrutinized that much more closely.
|Prerequisite Courses:||One full-year course in General Biology including laboratory session; one full-year course in Humanities or Social Sciences [or two semester-long courses from two separate disciplines]; the equivalent of two full-year courses from the following Chemistry courses: i) General Biochemistry without laboratory session, ii) General Chemistry with laboratory session, iii) Organic Chemistry with laboratory session. Medical students must have completed a Basic Rescuer Level C [Adult, Child, and Infant] CPR course within a year prior to registration in the medical program through any organization such as: the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
University of Saskatchewan
College of Medicine
Suite 5B53, D Wing Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Rd
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Tel: 306-966-4030 Fax: 306-966-2601
www.medicine.usask.ca/index.html | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||October 15 [$125 application fee]
[MCAT score must be current within the past 5 years]
|First-Year Class Size:||100 [minimum 90% of seats are reserved for Saskatchewan residents (10% of Saskatchewan seats are reserved for Aboriginal applicants)]
[approximately 800-950 applications received annually]
|Tuition:||$15,530 [additional student fees will apply]
Minimum two full years of undergraduate study, official transcripts, proof of Canadian citizenship, interview, criminal record check, and three reference letters.
MCAT2015 - Minimum Sum of 506
> 127 Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems & Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
|Prerequisite Courses:||Standard First Aid certificate. Prerequisite courses are determined according to the undergraduate institution attended (please see below).
University of Saskatchewan:
University of Regina:
Out-of-Province Canadian Universities:
- Section 1 applicants – SK residents at non-SK institutions [valid until fall 2011 entry with old MCAT requirement written by end of 2008]
University of Toronto
Office of Admissions, Awards and Finance
Medical Sciences Building
1 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Tel: (416) 978-7928 fax: (416) 971-2163
www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions.htm | Email: email@example.com
|Application Deadline:||October 1, 2014. Note: this is the deadline for OMSAS to recieve your initial transcripts and academic documents.|
|First-Year Class Size:||259 [approximately 3,000 applications recieved annually]
[205 assigned to the St. George Campus and 54 to the Mississauga Campus]
|Admissions:||At least three years of study towards a degree, academic transcripts, MCAT scores, brief personal essay, autobiographical sketches, three letters of reference.
Average GPA: minimum GPA of 3.6/4.0 on the OMSAS scale.
Average MCAT: minimum MCAT scores of 9 in each of the three sections (the writing sample score will not be used in this cycle).
Please note that U of T's minimum requirements for the new MCAT 2015 will be available in the spring of 2015.
|Prerequisite Courses:||Two full-course equivalents (FCE) in any life science.
One full-course equivalents (FCE) in any of social sciences, humanities, or a language.
University of Western Ontario
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Health Sciences Addition, H103
London, ON N6A 5C1
Tel: (519) 661-3744 fax: (519) 850-2958
www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/ | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Application Deadline:||October 1 [must register your intent to apply by September 15]|
|First-Year Class Size:||The maximum number of places available in first year is 171 (133 in London, 38 in Windsor) [2,372 applicants].|
|Tuition:||$22,929.96 [plus approximately $2,200 for textbook expenses]
|Admissions:||Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.
Four-year Honours degree, three Confidential Assessment Forms from referees, proof of Canadian citizenship, proof of immunization, police records check, basic life support training, and an interview.
Average GPA: 3.7
Minimum MCAT: 12 in Biological Sciences, 9 in Physical Sciences, 11 in Verbal Reasoning [Combined total of 32].
|Prerequisite Courses:||Schulich Medicine no longer has pre-requisite courses. A mixture of biological/medical sciences and social sciences/humanities courses is recommended.|